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While much remains unknown about COVID-19, healthcare providers are preparing for the potential of a significant influx of patients presenting with coronaviruses symptoms. A new ICD-10 code for coronavirus was recently established, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC's) has released interim coding guidance. However, many of the expected conditions and comorbidities are already prone to documentation and coding errors.
In this webinar, we will examine how to prepare your organization and team to appropriately status, document, and code these cases to ensure both compliance and appropriate reimbursement for services provided. Additionally, accurate coding of these patients will support quality of care, public health tracking, research, and ultimately healthcare policy. We hope this preparation is merely a precaution, but now is certainly the time to prepare.
- Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020
- Time: 2:00 pm ET | 11:00 am PT
- Duration: 60 minutes
Join this webinar to learn:
- The requirements to appropriately status a Medicare or Medicare Advantage patient and what the 2-Midnight Rule has to do with this
- Key considerations to appropriately code the coronavirus infection, its complications and the comorbidities that put your patients at risk:
- What the presenting symptoms triggering diagnostic workup and confirmation of infection are and how this impacts the assignment of specific codes
- How both the comorbid conditions and complications of Coronavirus are, even in normal circumstances, challenging to capture from documentation and coding standpoint
- How to ensure appropriate documentation to limit the risk of denials
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Meet the Speakers
Robert R. Corrato, MD, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Robert R. Corrato is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Versalus Health. Before Versalus, Dr. Corrato was Founder and Managing Partner of Devon Hill Capital Partners (DHCP), a diversified healthcare investment firm. Prior to founding DHCP, Dr. Corrato was the Founder, Chairman and President & CEO of Executive Health Resources (EHR). In his roles at EHR, Dr. Corrato was responsible for driving the vision and strategy for corporate growth to best serve the healthcare compliance industry, growing EHR into the leading national provider of medical necessity compliance solutions that served the needs of over 2,000 hospitals, performed concurrent reviews on millions of Medicare short-stay cases, overturned thousands of Medicare denials and successfully defended scores of hospitals under investigation by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and Department of Justice (DOJ). Prior to founding EHR, Dr. Corrato held the post of deputy director of the Office of Health Policy and Clinical Outcomes at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
Dr. Corrato earned his master of business administration degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Angela Carmichael, MBA, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, CRC
Vice President, DRG Revenue Integrity
Ms. Angela Carmichael has over 25 years of experience in the health information management field. Ms. Carmichael has led clinical documentation and coding teams while specializing in clinical documentation improvement, medical coding and education, compliance, and appeals management. Ms. Carmichael is a registered health information administrator, a clinical documentation improvement practitioner, and a certified coding specialist for both hospital and physician services. In addition, Ms. Carmichael has served in several leadership positions for preeminent coding and clinical documentation firms and health insurers.
Ms. Carmichael holds a master of business administration from Nova Southeastern University and a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration.
Thomas McCarter, MD, FACP, FCPP
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Thomas McCarter serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Versalus Health. Prior to joining Versalus, Dr. McCarter was Chief Clinical Officer of Executive Health Resources (EHR) where he was responsible for clinical research, physician education, regulatory policy and the rules used to adjudicate over 10 million medical necessity reviews for over 2,000 hospitals across the United States to achieve Medicare regulatory compliance and clinical appropriateness.
Dr. McCarter has served as Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer of Main Line Health System in Philadelphia, and as Vice President of Medical Affairs for Tenet Health System’s Pennsylvania Region. He served faculty positions at the University of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann University, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Geisinger Medical Center, and Drexel University School of Medicine. Dr. McCarter has extensive experience defending hospitals and health systems when under scrutiny by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and Department of Justice (DOJ).
Dr. McCarter received his medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine and bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Joseph R. Zebrowitz, MD
Dr. Joseph R. Zebrowitz is Founder and President of Versalus Health and has led the team in the development of an innovative approach to Two-Midnight Rule compliance. Prior to Versalus, he was Managing Partner of Devon Hill Capital Partners (DHCP), where he led the investment in several successful healthcare startups. Prior to DHCP, Dr. Zebrowitz spent 12 years as Executive Vice President and Senior Medical Director of Executive Health Resources (EHR), where he led the development of EHR’s compliance and revenue integrity products. Dr. Zebrowitz’s career focus has been on assisting hospitals in gaining a true picture of their compliance profiles through analysis and audit and advancing lasting solutions to provide enduring compliance and visibility. Prior to joining EHR, Dr. Zebrowitz founded Concuity, Inc. (formerly eHealthContracts), now part of the Advisory Board Company and served as its Vice President of Strategic Alliances.
Dr. Zebrowitz received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. He attended the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.